Softcat has raised £200,000 for children’s charity Dreams Come True at its 2013 May Ball, smashing last year’s record of £100,000. Over 800 Softcat staff, partners and customers attended the event, held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
140 Softcat staff and family members rallied together on Friday night to take over 3,700 phone calls for Comic Relief, raising a huge sum in pledges. The phone lines opened at 6pm at Softcat’s headquarters in Marlow, following a day of enthusiastic fundraising and fancy dress which saw the IT reseller raising £35,000 from company, employee and vendor donations.
Softcat doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to fancy dress, and last week was no exception as employees donated £5 each to Comic Relief to come into work in full 80’s costumes; the staff couldn’t move for legwarmers and neon accessories.
Softcat’s customers now have access to a 24/7, 365 days-a-year managed service support desk, from which trained Softcat engineers supply high quality, out-of-hours monitoring and support on customer infrastructure and platforms, as well as assisting end-users with a range of technical issues.
Softcat is proud to announce its support for Red Nose Day 2013. On Friday 15th March 2013, Red Nose Day will play host to a spectacular night of TV comedy gold and 140 Softcat staff, vendor partners, family and friends will be volunteering to receive donation calls.
On Wednesday, I had the absolute privilege of meeting with Meg Whitman, CEO of HP. She is one of those very rare people who can naturally make an extremely complex situation sound very simple. We met in HP Wood Street’s office in London. Despite having flown in from the States that morning and a schedule that makes my diary look positively pedestrian, Meg was full of energy and enthusiasm.
Happy New Year from all at Softcat! Once again we thought we would start the year off with a few predictions for what we expect to happen over the course of the year. Rather than this being simply some predictions in isolation, we’ve made a few suggestions as to how you might be able to respond to, or take advantage of, these trends
Every year, in January, there is a flood of articles with predictions for the year ahead. Last year, I thought we should join the deluge and we put together our version of what lay ahead for 2012. I found myself wondering how many of these would be accurate and how many would quietly be deleted come December, so I decided that I would revisit our article and see how we did.
I’m sure, if you are reading this post, you have heard the happy news about a new baby on the way. No, not Will and Kate’s impending prince or princess – rather HP’s announcement of two new versions of their 3PAR StoreServ array aimed at the mid market, and priced from €20k for the dual controller version and €30k for the quad controller.
Twister, onesies and musical statues: Softcat employees across the UK revisited their childhoods last Friday to raise £4,500 for Children in Need. Last Friday, the Softcat offices in London, Marlow and Manchester took on the air of a giant kids’ party. Twister mats covered the floor, and employees could be seen playing musical statues in their pyjamas and beating a piñata with sticks. Others could be seen eating jelly and ice cream at their desks, admiring each others’ onesies.